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Unable to connect to internet through ethernet

asked 2020-08-25 15:19:19 +0000

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updated 2020-08-25 15:20:20 +0000

I think wireshark sets up a second ethernet setting through npcap which disallows me to connect to the internet using my existing ethernet protocol. How do I reconnect using ethernet?

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answered 2020-08-25 15:47:01 +0000

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That's not what happens. npcap is added to the networking stack on Windows as a filter driver to allow it capture packets as they are sent and received.

npcap can add an pseudo adaptor "for loopback traffic capture" but that's not visible to normal application use of the network.

npcap (and it's predecessor WinPcap) have been known to cause issues with certain VPN applications, are you using any of those?

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Sometimes. But Im using VPN only on my wifi and that runs smoothly. I dont use vpn while connecting through the ethernet.

speed_x2020 gravatar imagespeed_x2020 ( 2020-08-25 16:04:58 +0000 )edit

Have you looked at the npcap issues? This one seems similar.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-08-25 16:30:34 +0000 )edit

Hm.. I changed the adapter setting for the second ethernet to same as the first. Seems to work. Dont know if wireshark will work though.

speed_x2020 gravatar imagespeed_x2020 ( 2020-08-25 18:28:55 +0000 )edit

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